OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent that was just starting out in the world.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Thursday, November 20

Made on the Left Saturday stallholders

Major Mitchell Designs   |   Matoirs   |   Mel K Designs   |   Moonlight Harvest   |   Novella-Ria   
 NovelTea Vintage   |   One Happy Leaf   |   pleatsandtreats   |   Quirky But Lovable   
Spool Couture   |   Sugar Plum Tree   |   sweet salvaged designs   |   Tall Rabbit, Rebecca Antos
Tangled Fork Designs   |   Tankateo   |   the bunny   |   The Wooden Spoon

We are excited to present all of these stallholders at the Made on the Left market on 

Saturday 22nd November, 10am - 4pm, Forrest Place, Perth.

To see Sunday stallholders, click here.

Made on the Left Sunday stallholders

 Harper + Monroe K Gets Organised  |  MISCII  |  Kasumi Beauty  |   Kit&  
 Little Alannah May  |  Little Arthouse and Odessa Designs  |  Little Greenscapes  
 Lulu Tissu  |  Made 4 You  |  Marina's Ambrosia  |  Montage Collective  |  Monzie Mu  
 Moody Mary  |  Moonlight Harvest  |  One Happy Leaf  |  Pebble  |  Pip & Printer  
 Sugar Plum Tree  |  Tangled Fork   | Tankateo  |  the bunny  |  The GiftBOOtique  
The Wooden Spoon  |  TRAM  | WA Street Team  |  Windermere Designs  |  Yellow Tree Store

We are excited to present all of these stallholders at the Made on the Left market on Sunday 23rd November, 10am - 4pm, Forrest Place, Perth.
To see, Saturday's stallholders, click here.

Tuesday, November 18

Side Project zine launch

Side Project is a new Perth-based quarterly zine about making things, living a creative life and fitting it in around all that other stuff by three ladies who all love craft, design and art. They share a passion for creativity and have put this magazine together over lots of meetings with cake and cups of tea.
If you’ve ever admired another person’s creative skills but felt lost as to how to get there yourself, Side Project is here to help. The zine and blog are brimming with craft projects, tutorials, inspiration and creative advice for the time-poor dabbler to the seasoned artisan.
No matter what your profession or daily routine, carving out time to create something beautiful for yourself is an important part of a balanced life. Take a break, have a cup of tea, flip through the zine and be inspired to start your own side project.

Join the Side Project team for the launch at 6-8pm, Friday 21st November at
Beau Est Mien (458 William St, Northbridge).

Tuesday, October 28

Discover Something Different

It's not long now until 'Something Different' happens in Leederville!

'Something Different' is an exciting new three day event for people who love to chill out, eat, drink and shop beautiful hand-crafted artisan goods in an exciting festival atmosphere. Featuring market stalls, workshops, food, beverages and room to relax, this event will provide 'Something Different' for the discerning Perth fun-lover of any age! This inaugural event will feature 40+ individual artists and and makers, all Etsy sellers. To see who will be there, look here.

When: 7th - 9th November 2014: Friday 5 - 9pm, Sat & Sun 10 - 4pm
Where: The Leederville Arena (corner of Newcastle & Oxford St, Leederville)

Entry is free on all days, and there are opening night festivities on Fri 7th Nov.

Tuesday, October 21

Thursday, October 16

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Western Australian designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. It is being held from 6pm Friday 21st to 9pm Sunday 23rd November at Spacecubed, Ground Floor 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Ideas are voted on with teams formed around the most popular ideas. Each idea is then thoroughly tested using lean startup principles to see if it will work and is worth pursuing with some teams having to change their business model or idea throughout the weekend. On the Sunday evening each team pitches to a panel of judges consisting of seasoned startup industry professionals with prizes awarded.

 early bird tickets are available here.

Summer Night Markets - applications open

Photo by Jarrad Seng www.jarradseng.com

Applications are now open for the Summer Night Markets in Perth Cultural Centre.

OnWilliam in conjunction with MRA will again host December night markets for the fourth year running. This marketplace has gained a reputation as a must visit pre-Christmas market, and this year will be extended to two consecutive nights.

Applications are open to:
- food stalls
- local designer stalls
- vintage market stalls
- art/craft/cultural activity or service stalls

• 5-10pm, Friday 12th December 2014
• 5-10pm, Saturday 13th December 2014

• Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Find the application form here: http://www.onwilliam.com.au/apply

Applications close 22nd October 2014. 

Wednesday, October 1

Nannup Music Festival - stallholders required

The organisers of the Nannup Music Festival are looking for locally made products, craft and art stalls to be part of the festival markets. Stall applications are now open so apply here

Nannup Music Festival runs from Friday 27th February to 3rd March 2015. Stalls are encouraged to trade for the full festival with priority given to stallholders applying for three day trading.

Stall spaces are 4 metres wide by 4 metres long and you must supply your own marquee. 2 day stalls cost $70 per day and 3 day stalls are $50 per day.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 7th November 2014.

For any further info please contact the stalls coordinator stalls@nannupmusicfestival.org

Thursday, September 25

Made on the Left Christmas market applications open now!

The time has come to put in your application for our Christmas market! We are working with the City of Perth to bring you a 2 day market extravaganza! The market will be on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November from 10am - 4pm in Forrest Place and you can apply for one or two days. For your chance to be part of our next market, apply here and please make sure to read the FAQ before submitting your application.

Market details
When: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November, 10am - 4pm
Where: Forrest Place, Perth.
Stall space: 3x3m stall space with marquees provided.
Cost: $200 per day.

Applications close midnight Thursday 2nd October so don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 16

First Impressions - A Group Exhibition for Printmaking Lovers

First Impressions is an exhibition celebrating the work of Beau Est Mien’s talented workshop attendees.
The exhibition will highlight artworks produced from all of the 2014 workshops from many talented people that have participated throughout the year. It will be showcasing monoprints, collagraphs, screen prints on both paper and fabric, and etchings completed by both kids and adults. The exhibition is also the perfect opportunity for anyone to discover what can be achieved in one of their workshops.
The exhibition opening is on 20th September, 5-8pm at Beau Est Mien, 458 William St, Northbridge.
Also, for one night only, you can get a 10% discount on printmaking supplies sold in the shop and a 10% discount on any workshop booking made on the night!

The Exhibition is on in store until 4th October.

If you share the Facebook post promoting the event, you are eligible to go in the draw to win a free workshop of your choice!